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Idjwi Island in Lake Kivu, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo

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October 11th, 2011 Category: Lakes

DRC and Rwanda - October 3rd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows Lake Kivu, one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.

The lake is in the Albertine (western) Rift, a part of the Great Rift Valley. The large island visible parallel to the left edge of the image is Idjwi, belonging to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At 70 km in length and with an area of 340 kmĀ², it is the second largest inland island in Africa, and the tenth largest in the world.